Master of Arts in Design

Reg. No. 253010
Master of Arts in Design (Reg. No.: 253010) , The MA in Design aims at those who wants to take a step towards becoming a sought-after graphic designer and gain the benefits of an education from the University of Sunderland without having to move.
MA Design allows you to pursue your passion for particular areas of design at an advanced level and with professional support. Take a step towards becoming a sought-after graphic designer and gain the benefits of an education from the University of Sunderland without having to move.

Programme Contents

A University of Sunderland Art and Design master degree is an opportunity to develop your skills and push the boundaries of your creativity, while also establishing the foundations of a rewarding career.

Research is an extremely important part of the Sunderland School of Art and Design and it forms the content of this course. We use a variety of teaching and learning methods that include lectures, seminars, critiques, workshops and practical demonstrations supported by a range of guest speakers from diverse academic and industry backgrounds.


Programme Features

  • The MA Design certificate is awarded by UK University of Sunderland
  • The University of Sunderland was ranked 12th in the Courses and Lecturers category of the Whatuni Student Choice Awards in 2019
  • Elements of research in Art and Design in Sunderland was judged to be 'world-leading' by the latest Research Excellence Framework
  • Sunderland has a number of specialized research groups such as in new media, photography, fine art, and design
  • Design student will have access to industry standard resources at HKCT and HK Productivity Council to use the fabrication resources
Programme Details
Mode of Study

Part Time

Teaching Mode

Face to face

Commencement of Study

Every October

Entry Year

Year 1


2 Years

Entry Requirements

General Requirements

  • Applicant and/or graduate from Sunderland partner are required to hold a degree (2:1 or above preferable) in a design-related discipline
  • Other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Operator and the Course Director of the home institution


  • Satisfactory portfolio
  • Pass in English admission interview

English Requirement

  • IELTS 6.0 or above with no component lower than 5.5; or
  • TESOL score 550 or above; or
  • A pass in the University’s English Language Proficiency Test; or
  • Applicant from a programme that has been taught and assessed in English or Sunderland partner can have an English waiver on this basis; or
  • Other qualifications, which the University will consider on a case-by-case basis


Mature applicants can apply without the necessary qualification or appropriate degree.
Applicant must demonstrate suitable industry experience and appropriate portfolio of work.
Their application will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Total $93,780 (in 6 installments)

Administration Fee: $1,650


Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme

HKCT Alumni Fee Reduction*

  • HKCT former student who has completed a one year programme or above is eligible.
  • 5% of total tuition fee reduction (max $1,000) will be made in the last instalment of tuition fee payment.

*In the event of any dispute, the decision of HKCT shall be final.

Tel: (852) 2276 8514 / (852) 2926 1222

It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.
This programme is operated by Hong Kong College of Technology International Limited.
This programme is awarded by University of Sunderland, UK.
Tuition fees and subsidies are to be reviewed and adjusted annually on various factors.